Josephine Turner Lewis

1875–1948 (Age 73)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Josephine Turner

When Josephine Turner Lewis was born on 5 September 1875, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, her father, Noah Lewis, was 62 and her mother, Mary A Hyde, was 28. She married Henry Theodore Myers on 13 February 1896, in Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Unity, Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States in 1948. She died on 28 August 1948, in Butner, Granville, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Butner, Granville, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josephine Turner Lewis
Henry Theodore Myers
Marriage: 13 February 1896
Elisabeth Lee Myers
Mary Gertrude Myers

Spouse & Children

13 February 1896
Mount Ulla, Rowan, North Carolina, United States


  • Elisabeth Lee Myers


  • Female1898–1974Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1813–1887Male

  • Mary A Hyde




  • Daniel Wetmore Lewis


  • Anne Elizabeth Lewis


  • Female1875–1948Female

  • Thomas Pinkney Lewis


World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 2

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Like the French name Louis, which is derived from Ludovicus, from the Old German name Ludwig. A root is "lautwig," meaning illustrious warrior. From this name come the old female names Lewes and Lewisa, from whence comes the modern name Louisa. Louise is a French form of Lewis. Liusaidh is a Gaelic form of Louisa. Luthais is a Gaelic form of Lewis. Loeys is an Anglo-Norman form of Lewis.

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine T Myers in household of Mary E Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Josephine Lewis in household of Noah Lewis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Josephine Lewis, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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